20 Years a Slave in Secret Space Programs – Pt 1 – Abduction & Programming (S04E05) ~ ExoNews TV


A new witness to secret space programs has publicly come forward to give details about how these programs operate in recruiting and treating personnel who are considered to be ‘slaves’ with no rights.

In this first episode in a five part series, Tony Rodrigues explains the event that led to his involuntary recruitment into a twenty and back program, and his first trip to the Moon in 1981.

For related article, please visit: http://exopolitics.org/20-years-a-sla…

Hillary Bagged and Perp Walked! Busted without the DoJ, how? Who’s next? Gratitude to US Special Forces (2 Video’s)


Note: Hillary bagged and PERP walked…omg, talk about PRICELESS!! Like many other truthers, much of my work over the last six years as a blogger has been dedicated exposing truth that would lead to the arrest of members from the Luciferian Cabal and Babylonian Money Magicisn’s perpetuating endless wars, child/human sex trafficking, ritual abuse, financial debt slavery, drug wars and more.

From my perspective, the fact that Hillary was arrested on 9/11 is a highly symbolic gesture from Special Forces that they’re now taking-out the top cabal members and their minions. Be patient, keep the faith and don’t pay attention to the distractions. The media will continue to spin Hillary’s illness while parading body doubles, or clones before the public.

Fortunately a soul-less clone cannot take on the soul contracts of 300+million Americans, and I’m not sure that a “souled” clone can accept soul contracts on that scale either. That said, if recent information from Simon Parkes is correct, Hillary refuses to allow her soul to be downloaded to her clone.

ps…Very appropriate choice of music on the last video, featuring a most excellent ‘live’ rendition of Led Zeppelins “When the Levee Breaks” at the end…dedicated to the Ground Crew, keep on Rock’in!!

Much love to all, {~A~}
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This video shows Hillary Clinton’s perp walk…well, it was difficult to walk in those shackles, but she did her best.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1pM1…

Hillary busted without the DoJ? How? And who’s next?
An explanation of events leading to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.

Music: When the Levee Breaks, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page

Video clips by Dahboo777: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGpRF…

Apparently Hillary was ARRESTED, video shows she was handcuffed and forced into the van!


The narrator is focusing on the guy with the phone, he doesn’t appear to see Hillary’s hands are handcuffed behind her back. You can clearly see her hands just above the pole at 2:27. That’s why she stumbled, they weren’t handling her very gently as she stepped off the curb and the lady on her left had a good hold on her arm as if to keep her from running, not prevent her from falling. That’s how a prisoner is held when being transported.

When Grandma’s sick, we put our arm around her shoulder or waist to help them walk. Not tie her hands behind her back, drag her from the curb and shove her into the van.

While everyone’s so focused on her illness, she’s actually being arrested. Talk about slight of hand on media coverage. Have a feeling more revealing pics will surface and go viral.

The narrative below also makes sense if she was being arrested, they apparently had their own assets filming the arrest. Where’s husband, where’s her assistant? Looks like the only person there that knows her is her doctor.

Ohhh my goodness, things just got REAL interesting folks. Remember earlier this year when I said Hillary would be indicted and Bernie would take the election by landslide?  Now it’s making it to the election….

Grandmother with AK-47 saves cops being attacked by street gang


Note: 160 rounds – talk about a badass granny!! Ya think they could at least light her cigarette…lol?!?

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Los Angeles| Officers of the LAPD received some totally unexpected backup yesterday, during a fire fight with local gang members in the Watts neighbourhood, as an elderly lady with an assault rifle showed up and scared the criminals away.

Officers Ricardo Cordova and Frank Cho were responding to a call concerning a presumed drug deal in a parking lot, when they came under fire from members of a local street gang. The policemen rapidly found themselves in a perilous situation, being inferior to their attackers in both numbers and firepower.

Fortunately for them, 79-year old Wendy Robinson was watching the events from her kitchen window and decided to intervene. The elderly woman equipped herself with her personal bulletproof vest and an AK-47 assault rifle, and ran to the officers’ rescue, firing more than 160 rounds in the direction of the assailants, injuring two of them.

“There was ten of twelve of these scumbags, firing with Uzis and shotguns at these two poor officers who had only pistols, so I really had to do something,” she says. “I got my vest and gun, a few extra clips of ammo, and I went out the house. As soon as I began shooting at them, the look on these thugs’ face changed and they began to run for their lives. The policemen also seemed really surprised to see me, but they were definitely relieved when they saw I was there to help them.”

Two of the assailants were injured and were arrested on the site. They were transported to the Martin Luther King community hospital. Their state is considered serious, but doctors don’t fear for their lives.

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The LAPD fears the elderly woman could now face some form of retaliation from the criminals, for helping the police and humiliating them, but the threat doesn’t seem to bother Ms. Robinson at all.

“They told me that these punks might try to attack me because of what I did,” she told reporters. “Well, let them come! I have never been afraid of anyone in my life, and I am not going to start now! These kids think these streets belong to them, but I have been here for 53 years, and I don’t intend to leave. I am ready to defend myself and my house, don’t worry about me.”

The sector of the Watts neighbourhood in which Ms. Robinson lives is known to be dominated by a primarily African-American gang known as the Crips.

They are one of the largest and most violent associations of street gangs in the United States, with an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 members, and have been involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing, among other crimes.

 

http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/grandmother-with-ak-47-saves-cops-being-attacked-by-street-gang/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork

Corey Goode Intel Update Part 1, August 2016



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Our planet and solar system is going through a change far more profound than most people could ever imagine. Not only are extraterrestrials very real, both the positive and negative groups are far more involved in our own lives than most of us could ever realize. Although many people now discount the classic spiritual teachings that we have received over the millennia, it turns out that nothing could be of greater significance for us to study and practice.

I performed 20 years of service in the “secret space program,” which is still unknown to most people. And yet, more and more insiders are now emerging, such as aerospace engineer William Tompkins, who can independently validate many aspects of my testimony. Tompkins can be seen on Cosmic Disclosure, a weekly show on Gaia that has helped me share this message with a large audience now exceeding the TV viewership numbers of CNN.

Real-world data is also increasingly supporting the things I have seen and heard. David Wilcock, who interviews me on Cosmic Disclosure, published a comprehensive overview of this case, and its provable evidence, as of June 19th. The final update section of the article emerged just minutes before he flew out to Colorado for another round of Cosmic Disclosure tapings, and is required reading for anyone who is following this story.

see : Full Disclosure and Ascension: The War Has Gone Hot! (Part II)

The provable evidence included multiple, widespread reports of very bizarre meteor sightings. NASA tried to claim that a wild, streaking pattern that appeared in the sky over Phoenix on June 2nd was the work of an “asteroid.” These types of events are of deep concern to the insider world, as there is fear that a hyper-advanced craft could crash in a populated urban area.

My intel had indicated that a war is taking place between positive and negative extraterrestrials and other Earth-based groups, and that shoot-downs were going to be increasingly common. These would lead to visible phenomena. This intel was almost immediately validated by the events outlined in David’s article.

The key players in our story include the Cabal, a group many people call the “New World Order”. Unbeknownst to most people, the Cabal is being very effectively opposed by a group of alliances, both on earth and in the Secret Space Program. Their financial and political control of our planet is being systematically overthrown.

The Earth Alliance groups include a significant percentage of the US defense and intelligence community who are fighting for the good. This includes a wide variety of computer hacks that are already exposing hidden truths. We are also hearing that massive data dumps could occur in the future that will expose the public to Full Disclosure – including the wrongdoings of the Cabal and the truth of the Secret Space Program.

Ultimately the Cabal was created and run by negative extraterrestrials, including a reptilian group known as the Draco. The humans in the Cabal are not shape-shifting reptilians, as biological life does not have this ability. However, certain Cabal members do have telepathic connections to these beings that some intuitives will see as a reptilian overlay on their faces. This accounts for the many cases David Icke has reported on in his earlier works.

The Draco are a conquering race, and Tompkins’ new testimony revealed that they contacted the Nazis not just to hopefully subdue the Earth, but to create an army that could be used to conquer many other worlds as well. The Nazis had the mentality and industrial know-how that the Draco wanted, and began colonizing space with the technology the Draco gave them in the late 1930s.

The United States was developing its own space program due to assets it had acquired, but did not succeed to anywhere near the degree that the Germans had. Ultimately the US was bullied and blackmailed into joining the German SSP, and their hope was that they would be able to take the program over and squash the Germans. Unfortunately, the opposite took place – at least for many years.

The level of technology in the SSP dwarfs anything we have on Earth, and includes replicator devices, teleportation, time travel, anti-gravity, free energy and healing technologies that make all forms of disease, illness and even aging obsolete. These technologies would transform our society into a true Star Trek age overnight. These assets already exist in our skies and we simply are not being allowed to see or use them, thanks to the Cabal and their overlords.

However, an ever-increasing column of resistance has developed in the SSP that we are calling the SSP Alliance. Though my formal work in the SSP finished in 1987, I was recently contacted by a new group of powerful extraterrestrials and this led to me being brought back in – upon their own direct request.

This new group was originally called the “Sphere Beings,” since they arrived in a magnificent array of gigantic spheres – some of which were as large as the planet Neptune in diameter. Although the first sphere appeared in the 1980s, they didn’t begin showing up in larger numbers until the late 1990s. Another major influx appeared right around the Mayan Calendar end-date of 2012. The spheres refused to communicate with the SSP or the SSP Alliance in any way, causing great concern and mystery.

I began working closely with David Wilcock as of October 2014, after our original written contact had started five years earlier. Although David was initially skeptical about my experiences and claims, he soon realized I was validating dozens and dozens of specific data points he had heard from other insiders. I was also quite astonished at how much he knew and had not publicly revealed about the SSP. This information was being held back so he could find out who was real and who was a fraud.

David meticulously wrote down everything I said in real time as I was speaking, which grew into a 150-page, single-spaced document by late February 2015. We are now beginning the process of turning this into a published book and will update you as it progresses.

David was also sharing the contents of this document with key people at the Gaia television network who had earned his trust. David gave an initial “leak” of the data I was giving him, along with data from others, at his Conscious Life Expo talk that same February. This created quite a stir in the insider world and led to me being threatened, though I had not given him most of the intel he shared.

You can see me in the audience in the video footage that David just post-produced and released on August 2nd, 2016 as The Ascension Mysteries. Contrary to certain comments that have appeared online, I was still completely anonymous to everyone but David at the time of this taping:

Shortly after we went public with this information, the “sphere beings” finally communicated with the SSP Alliance. They asked for me by name. I was brought up at the beginning of March 2015 and introduced to key people in the Alliance through my contact Lt. Col. Gonzales, who the sphere beings had also been in touch with.

The beings who facilitated this meeting had already contacted me in the past. They were humanlike but also possessed bird-like features, including blue and purple feathers, and thus were called the Blue Avians. The two beings I had the greatest interaction with called themselves Ra-Tear-Eir and Ra-Rain-Eir. The first word “Ra” was pronounced almost like the word “Raw”.

The Blue Avians refused to communicate directly with the Alliance, but ended up using me as their messenger in this first meeting. They stood behind me, along with another type of being we simply call the Golden Triangle-Headed Beings, and communicated answers to the Alliance’s questions by speaking directly into my mind. I then reported the answers as meticulously as possible.

This was a great surprise, and was only the first of many meetings that followed. I became a vessel of communication for the SSP Alliance and their planet-healing efforts to become widely known to humanity. This effort was greatly assisted with David’s cooperation, and even more so when Gaia decided to create an entire television series around these events entitled Cosmic Disclosure.

In September 2015, not long after Cosmic Disclosure began airing on a weekly basis, I was introduced to another alliance, this time a group of intelligent civilizations living inside the earth. This is not the “hollow earth” by any means. There are honeycomb-like pockets beneath the earth’s surface that can be transformed into habitable regions with sufficiently advanced technology. These areas are already widely inhabited by civilizations that are significantly more developed than our own.

Although I had heard about inner-earth civilizations in the SSP, the scope of what I witnessed was quite surprising. A group calling themselves the Anshar were directly involved in humanity’s spiritual evolution. They did look similar to Nordic-type humans on earth, although their hair was white and their eyes were slightly larger. I was introduced to a high priestess of the Anshar who called herself Kaaree, and experienced what could only be described as a mind-meld.

This event had a lasting impact on me, including the fact that I almost immediately began eating a much healthier diet and have since lost enough weight that my appearance has noticeably changed.

The overall message from the Anshar mirrors that of the Blue Avians – namely that our planet and solar system is about to undergo a dramatic energetic shift, which is tantamount to a massive spiritual transformation for everyone. The more loving, helpful, kind and compassionate we are, the more we will benefit from this change, as it ultimately is a type of spiritual graduation. We will gain new abilities much like the great masters we read about in spiritual texts.

Negative forces are allowed to offer temptations and thought forms to us whenever and wherever we invite them to. This is part of the cosmic law of free will that the universe is governed by. These negative beings ultimately feed on our fear, anger and sadness, which is often called “loosh” and literally acts as an energetic food source for them.

Many of the seemingly inexplicable and self-destructive acts of the Cabal make more sense once you understand that the Draco are using planets like ours for “fear farming.” A planet with a smaller population that is much more tightly controlled would create a greater overall amount of “loosh” for the Draco than what we have now. Hence we see their ongoing efforts to push for “depopulation,” the killing of billions of people – as well as a New World Order.

Much of this cosmic battle is well-explained in the Law of One series, which is a group of 106 question-and-answer sessions between a Ph.D. physicist and an alleged extraterrestrial intelligence calling itself Ra. I was notified about this series while I was in the SSP, and given propaganda about it suggesting that it was negative. David Wilcock had already been studying and teaching the Law of One material for nearly 20 years when I began telling him everything I know.

The Blue Avians asked me to read the Law of One material soon after they contacted me. When the SSP Alliance got the chance to talk to them, one of the first questions they asked was “Are you the Ra from the Law of One series?” Their only answer was to respond, “I am Ra,” just like how the source introduces itself at the beginning of each answer they give in the Law of One dialogues.

When David Wilcock asked if this group was the Ra of the Law of One series, he heard three words very clearly in his mind: “Go outside now.” He walked out his front door and saw a huge rainbow, which provided indirect but compelling validation that this was indeed who we were dealing with. David and I also discussed this at a restaurant while we were taping, and upon leaving the restaurant we both saw a rainbow.

The Law of Free Will allows the negative to create disruptive and upsetting events to whatever degree it can. The toll on my family and on myself has been very great. The beings explain that I will only experience what I have “authorized,” and therefore these events could be avoided almost entirely if I were able to consistently follow and support their message.

This is far more difficult than it sounds, as we are constantly challenged by things that invite us into the negative emotions. In doing this work, those challenges increase dramatically.

David gave the most current intel that was available at the time in his June 19th article. It included the sad story of Lt. Col. Gonzales, my main contact in the Secret Space Program (SSP) Alliance, having turned on me.

This occurred after a lower-level SSP group had captured me and used advanced technology to “out” three Alliance members I knew. They showed me a series of pictures on something akin to an Ipad, and my subconscious recognition of people I had seen before registered on the device. This compromised Gonzales and forced him to go into hiding.

I then went through an extremely dark phase where I was repeatedly abducted and interrogated, in a torture-style fashion, by a specialist in the SSP Alliance whose job was to “mobilize under-performing assets.” I had become burned out and was not doing anywhere near as much as the Alliance had hoped or expected that I would, and they had similarly negative sentiments about David.

The human tolls of this work on a day-by-day basis have been extremely difficult, and there do appear to be spiritual influences intended to distract, frustrate, delay and otherwise interrupt our abilities to move forward and share this message.

The SSP specialist, who called himself “The Wrangler,” assigned to me did not care about the excuses. They see very powerful changes taking place on Earth that could lead to a Full Disclosure event in our near future. This is not something that happens as if by magic. We have to fight for it, and the negative forces stand to lose everything if this quest succeeds.

The Wrangler had offered me a job doing what Gonzales had been doing. I would have been paid and would have had much higher-level access, but I also would have had to keep my actions entirely secret. Once I decided I would not take the job, I was spared from any further interactions with this man. Had I gone up there, it is very likely that I would have been tortured even worse than before.

David’s article went up immediately before we started taping again in Boulder, Colorado, and was the most recent briefing of a thorough nature that I have offered. We recorded episodes describing these updates that have already aired on Cosmic Disclosure. What you are about to read now is a written account of what has happened to me since the events on those programs.

Not long after returning home from Boulder, Colorado I was contacted by Kaaree via the Anshar “etheric conference-call” method. She was reporting on a couple of recent meetings that she had attended, including one with a couple of SSP Alliance representatives.

In these briefings she learned that our recent reconnaissance flight into the icy caverns of Antarctica had highly disturbed the individuals who are responsible for security at these installations.

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They were most shocked that their advanced technology did not detect the presence of the Anshar Bus Craft.

Anshar Bus Craft

This not only had a psychological impact on those who work at these facilities, but it was communicated to me that specific areas under the ice were made public. These are ancient sites that are fairly significant on a number of levels.

I later found out that the remains of an ancient civilization were being excavated. They are cataloguing artifacts, technology and have found some interesting remains of the inhabitants. READ MORE

Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience


A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
FrackingWell_650.jpgA tiny community sitting on a 27-square-mile piece of Western Pennsylvania wanted to send a big message to the energy company planning to deposit toxic fracking wastewater under its neighborhoods. And its 700 residents wanted it to be perfectly legal for them to loudly object.

Grant Township had seen what happens when people nationwide take to the streets to protest bullying corporations: Arrests. Lots of them.

So Grant Township planned ahead. Two weeks ago, it passed a law that protects its residents from arrest if they protest Pennsylvania General Energy Company’s (PGE) creation of an injection well.

Residents believe this law is the first in the United States to legalize nonviolent civil disobedience against toxic wastewater injection wells. “We’re doing it to safeguard the residents and protect as many people as possible,” Township Supervisor Stacy Long said.

Long said legalizing direct action is a response to the ongoing problem of rural residents seeing their voices excluded from discussions between state governments and big corporations on issues that have local ramifications.

Like so many other people in communities dealing with fracking and its waste, residents worry the injected wastewater will leak into their drinking-water sources.

PGE wants to repurpose an existing well in Grant Township into a Class II disposal well. These wells are used to deposit toxic wastewater deep underground. The wastewater is a byproduct of oil and gas drilling and can contain toxic metals, benzene, and radioactive materials, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates 180,000 Class II injection wells currently operate, injecting more than 2 billion gallons of brine a day. About 20 percent are disposal wells.

While the EPA claims injection wells are safe, the toxic contents of the wells don’t always remain in the rock layer where they’ve been deposited. A ProPublica review found structural problems reported for 17,000 wells between 2007 and 2010.

The Grant Township community relies entirely on private wells and springs for their drinking water, Long said. Like so many other people in communities dealing with fracking and its waste, residents worry the injected wastewater will leak into their drinking-water sources.

The town’s new law has yet to be tested in courts, but it’s just the latest legislative move in a three-year battle Grant Township has had with PGE since the energy company first announced its plans to convert a well for fracked wastewater disposal.

The community enlisted the aid of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), which helped it to pass an ordinance in 2014 that established a community bill of rights guaranteeing clean air and water and excluding injection wells. PGE sued, and in 2015 a judge ruled that the town couldn’t ban an injection well.

“It’s going to have to be bodies in the road to stop those trucks if the courts fail us.”

Next, the community changed its municipality status from a second-class township to a home-rule municipality in the hopes that reinstating the ban against the injection well as a new type of municipality would give it more legal power. Long said home-rule municipalities have a greater say in decisions that are made about their community.

“The existing system is not providing communities with the legal tools to protect themselves,” said Chad Nicholson, Pennsylvania community organizer with CELDF.

PGE needs one more permit before it can create the injection well. The company already received a permit from the EPA but is still waiting on one from the Department of Environmental Protection. The department gave PGE a permit in 2015 but revoked it a few months later, saying it needed to review additional criteria.

Industry’s position is that injection wells are the least expensive and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of fracking wastewater.

But for Long, there is no place safe enough to pour toxic liquid into the ground. “I was elected to keep everything clean and nice and that weighs heavily on me,” Long said. “It’s going to have to be bodies in the road to stop those trucks if the courts fail us.”

 

http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/faced-with-a-fracking-giant-this-small-town-just-legalized-civil-disobedience-20160513

Former Trump Staffer Sues Campaign, Claims Officials Failed to Take Action After State Director Pulled a Gun on Him


Note: Hillary has serious health problems and is owned by the war mongering banksters. Trump is inciting a race war and will allow mafia cartels & mob bosses thru the back door of the White House.

The year of the Fire Monkey is certainly living up to it’s chaotic reputation, it’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out my friends. Blessings, {~A~}

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But remember, Trump in no way incited violence!

A former software trainer for Donald Trump’s campaign Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the campaign and the campaign’s former North Carolina State Director, who he alleges pulled a gun on him. The former staffer, Vincent Bordini, also says senior campaign officials refused to take action against the state director, WBTC reports.

Bordini named Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and former state director Earl Phillip as defendants in the suit. The complaint alleges that in February, Bordini,—“a dedicated, loyal Trump campaign staffer—was riding with Phillip in Phillip’s jeep when the state director “produced a pistol, put his right index finger on the trigger, and drove the barrel into Vincent’s knee cap.”

The complaint continues, painting an eerie image of the altercations:

“Phillip pushed the barrel into Vincent’s knee. The barrel’s pressure crinkled Vincent’s blue jeans. Phillip ominously stared sidewise at Vincent while driving the Jeep down the road and the barrel into Vincent.

“Vincent froze. Phillip’s gun was loaded and the safety was off. A bump in the road would likely result in a bullet hole, and worse, in Vincent’s knee.”

Bordini also alleges he told the regional director later that evening about the incident. According to Bordini, the director told him he once had a similar altercation with Phillip, adding he was “terrified” of the state director. In total, the suit alleges at least two other campaign members were approached with a gun by Phillip. “They described Phillip yelling and screaming in anger while brandishing a pistol,” the lawsuit reads.

According to Bordini, when he went up the chain to national field director Stuart Jolly, senior officials “did nothing” about the incident. According to the suit, he then told former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (who has his own history of battery and assault) about Phillip; ultimately the campaign “did nothing to correct Phillip’s brazen behavior.”

Bordini resigned on March 12. He’s suing the campaign for “assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress.” Last week, the Trump campaign replaced Phillip as North Carolina state director, though the campaign has declined to comment on the case.

Bill Holter “World is Facing Very, Very Dangerous Time” ~ Greg Hunter


So, is the world headed for a “Mad Max” future? Financial writer Bill Holter says, “I think the chances are better than a coin flip that we have societal breakdown. If you are asking should you hold cash, my opinion is yeah, you should have some cash and very little bank balances because that is going to go away. You are going to have to have some physical cash, which will actually . . . after the system shuts down, become more valuable. The dollar will purchase more real goods for several weeks simply because if all the banks are closed and nobody has cash, then cash is scarce. That will work up until, all of a sudden, the light switch gets flipped and people understand that cash has no real value. People are not going to trade real eggs or real tomatoes for dollars. They will say I want something real for something real. That’s where your dollar collapses.”

On gold, the math is simple. Holter says, “The punchline to this is the system has never been risker and more leveraged than it is today. Yet, the price or the cost of insurance (gold and silver) has never been cheaper than it is today with the exception of late last year in October, November and December of 2015.”

Holter goes on to point out, “They have purposely diluted the price of gold in order to portray a strong dollar. . . . The reason they need to portray a strong dollar is to continue confidence in the system. It allows dollars to continue to be accepted. It also allows the U.S. Treasury to turn around and continue to borrow. That’s not working so well because the Federal Reserve has had to step up and buy major portions of auctions.”

How does it end? Holter says, “I have said many times that we are going to have a reset of the system. All currencies, all bonds, all interest rates, stocks, commodities, gold, silver, etcetera. This is a very, very dangerous time.”

Join Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com as he goes One-on-One with Bill Holter of JSMineset.com.

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Monsanto Losing Millions As Farmers In India Rebel, Plant Indigenous Seed


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By Christina Sarich

India — Monsanto is losing millions on failed GM cotton. The company illegally pushed a form of Bt cotton into India and Africa more than a decade ago, but farmers are now pushing back by planting their own indigenous seed.

Monsanto is accused of writing laws and then breaking them to enter the market in India, but after more than 300,000 farmer deaths between 1995 and 2013, many of them attributed to Monsanto, the company is finally paying for their misdeeds. The corporation’s greed is linked to farmer suicides throughout Maharashtra, considered the ‘Cotton Belt’ in India.

The Indian government is now actively promoting the use of indigenous seed, and has called Monsanto out for profiteering illegally on Bt cotton seed.

Monsanto has already lost nearly $75 million in royalties this year (5 billion rupees) due to the change in seed choice by farmers. Sales in India have fallen by 15 percent, and though this is a relatively small market share, it is still making a huge impact on the company’s bottom line.

This could be the end of Monsanto, altogether, in India. Keshav Raj Kranthi, head of India’s Central Institute for Cotton Research said:

“Just wait for the crucial three to four years to see a complete, natural turnaround. By then most farmers will give up Bt cotton and go for the indigenous variety.”

Notably, Burkina Fasso in West Africa also recently rejected Monsanto’s Bt cotton seed after finding the seed produced a poor quality cotton that fetched low prices for the farmers who bothered to grow it.

While Monsanto argues that its genetically modified seed is better, many studies state that their comparisons were not looking at hybridized and indigenous seed (not GM seeds) that give better crop quality and higher yields.

Bt cotton is genetically modified seed which contains Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacterium that produces toxins harmful to a variety of insects, including, supposedly, bollworms that attack cotton; however, like weeds that have become impervious to RoundUp, many organisms become even stronger when introduced to genetic mutations of Mother Nature’s perfection. Monsanto even admits that insect resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis is ‘natural’ and ‘to be expected’.

Indeed, the indigenous varieties of cotton have fared better against the bollworm, whitefly, drought, and other dangers that cotton farmers face.

Monsanto (doing business in India as Mahyco Monsanto Business Limited) has even threatened to pull out of India completely, calling the bluff of a government who threatened to lower their royalties; but the government was undeterred, cut their seed royalties by 74 percent, and capped seed prices.

This will bring much relief to cotton farmers in India, but with 96 percent of India’s cotton crop being developed with Monsanto’s Bt cotton, it could take generations to recapture the indigenous crop completely, while bankrupting the corrupt Monsanto simultaneously.

As Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, India’s Junior Agricultural Minister has said of Monsanto, “The greed has to end.”


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Hero: Obama Blocks Sale Of Sacred Apache Land To Foreign Mining Firm


Note: Victory for the Arizona Apache! Kudo’s to Obama for doing the right thing, it looked like the sacred site at Oak Flats would soon be opened to mining. But much to Mccain’s chagrin, the deal was blocked. Big smile🙂

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Over 300 Apache tribesmembers have occupied the site in protest since early 2015 in protest of the sale, determined to protect their ancestral grounds where girls hold their coming-of-age ceremonies. Apache spokesman Wendsler Nosie, Sr. wrote in a powerful letter to the Congressmen that the land of Oak Flats “has always been our connection to our Mother, our right to exist, a central part of our prayers, songs, stories and spiritual practices. It is from here that we emerged. It is who we are. We have lost so much.”

Gosar and Kirkpatrick were unmoved, however, motivated only by the demands of mining lobbyists and the allure of money. They orchestrated a shameful smear campaign that disputes the site’s sacred status and demanded that the Park Service declassify it as a protected area. The Obama Administration, through the Parks Service, instead designated it a historical district, effectively ending their efforts to mine holy grounds.

Gosar promptly threw a tantrum that will bring a smile to your face:

Shame on the Park Service and Forest Service for ramming a bogus historic place listing down the throats of Arizonans.

Clearly, the Obama Administration cares more about pandering to extremist environmental groups and a D.C. lobbyist from the Clinton Administration than following the law and listening to the American public. Oak Flat has never been a sacred site, as confirmed by the local tribe’s own former historian. Yet, Obama’s minions are hell-bent on sabotaging an important mining effort by listing a small, public campground 20 miles away from the nearest tribe’s reservation as a historic site.

President Obama and the Park Service have made a strong statement with their defense of Apache religion and the environment. It’s hard to imagine any politician arranging a shady deal to plunder a Christian or Jewish religious site – but clearly the victims of American genocide aren’t worthy of that respect in the eyes of Republicans.

Nothing may be sacred to Tea Partiers – but President Obama still knows where his priorities are.

http://universepolitics.com/2016/05/25/hero-obama-blocks-sale-of-sacred-apache-land-to-foreign-mining-firm/

 

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US Government Suddenly Urges Americans to Prepare for Catastrophic Events


Note: This is not fear mongering, I share Justin’s thoughts below on this subject. See the links below the article for suggestions on prepping..Blessings, {~A~}

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(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following has overtones of fear but I am sharing the information merely to highlight the fact that the government is apparently issuing overt warnings to the people. As such, I think it indicates that paradigm shifts are taking place and while it still appears as though major changes have not occurred, subtle transformations are happening.

This being said I do like to follow the simple adage of planning for the worst, hoping for the best, and expecting something in between.

A practical and balanced approach to the physical needs of life is part of our spiritual training in my view. As such, if you can prepare some basic material needs for yourself and loved ones it would a prudent step to take.

– Justin


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by Daisy Luther
When the US government steps outside of the apple pie and baseball narrative of the American dream and issues warnings to prep, you’d better pay strict attention and start upping your preparedness game.

(Whether you believe that the threat to prep for is manufactured to engineer consent or not is, while an interesting debate, entirely beside the point of this article.)

The US government, much like the ones in Venezuela and Greece, likes to paint a rosy picture of life in our country, often to the point that those who are awake are incredulous that others accept the propaganda.

Sort of like when Obama said that anyone who claimed there was something wrong with the US economy was a peddler of fiction.

Or when Venezuelan President Maduro said last year that they were merely being environmentally friendly when they began rationing electricity.

But what does it mean when that rosy picture gets a huge rip down the center? Particularly when the rip comes straight from the government, whose usual job it is to photoshop the rips so no one sees them?

I can give you a recent example.  Remember how President Maduro said there was no food shortage for the longest time? Then suddenly, he announced that the country was out of food (as though the crisis hadn’t been building all along) and recommended that folks grow veggies and raise chickens on their balconies.

And then, all hell broke loose.

The country is out of positively everything and what is available is dramatically hyperinflated. (A dozen eggs for $150, anyone?)

Obama issued the first of 2 warnings to prep.

Most of us are well aware that when disaster strikes, we’re on our own. That has been proven in disaster after disaster, like when it took days to get aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

But usually, the government likes to downplay the need for independence. When they begin telling people to get ready, you’d better be sure that you are, because that means they know – absolutely know – that they won’t have the resources to aid those in need.

Related What Will The Global Economy Look Like After The ‘Great Reset’?

First, President Obama stepped away from the golf course to address FEMA at the end of May.

Here, from the White House website, is an excerpt from his speech:

“One of the things that we have learned over the course of the last seven and a half years is that government plays a vital role, but it is every citizen’s responsibility to be prepared for a disaster.

“And that means taking proactive steps, like having an evacuation plan, having a fully stocked disaster supply kit. If your local authorities ask you to evacuate, you have to do it. Don’t wait.

“And so one of the biggest, most important messages that we’re going to be delivering throughout hurricane season is that you cannot judge the dangerousness of a hurricane based on the fact that in the past it dissipated or it missed you.  If your local authorities say that you need to start evacuating, you need to start evacuating and get it done…

“…And what we’ve been seeing is some public complacency slipping in; a large portion of people not having preparedness kits, not having evacuation plans… If you need information about how to put together an evacuation plan, how to put together a disaster preparedness kit, as Craig said, we’ve got an app for everything now.

“We have a FEMA app in English and in Spanish to help you prepare your family for a disaster.  You can update the National Weather Service alerts.  You can get safety tips for more than 20 kinds of hazards.  It provides you directions to nearby shelters.

“So I would encourage every American, no matter where you live, to stay vigilant, to check Ready.gov — I will repeat that — that is Ready.gov — check that regularly to make sure your family is prepared for severe weather.”

As Michael Snyder pointed out on his website, The Economic Collapse Blog, Obama seems to really be pushing the idea of a FEMA camp:

“One more thing that I found particularly noteworthy about Obama’s speech was that he said that there is now “a FEMA app” that can direct you to the nearest “FEMA shelter” in the event of a major emergency…

“…Could you envision yourself and your family having to take refuge in a “FEMA shelter” someday?”

Once you enter the gates to Camp FEMA, you must understand that you’re completely under their control. When you eat, where you sleep, and how often you shower will all be regulated. Gee. It kind of sounds like prison, doesn’t it?

(For a look at what life in a FEMA camp might be like, check out A. American’s book, Forsaking Home. Yes, it’s fiction, but not outside the realm of possibility.)

Obama’s statements were all couched in a speech that coincides with hurricane season. On its own, this wouldn’t be a huge deal.

Now the DHS  has followed with a warning about potential evacuations in DC

It’s no surprise that the nation’s capital is a prime target for terrorist attacks. The DC public transit system known as “the Metro” began it’s year-long Safe Track program, performing repairs on the aging infrastructure.

While the repairs are much needed, the commuter congestion wrought by the changes in service have brought to light the very real issues that would occur in the event of a rapid evacuation of the city.

DC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Command Center is very concerned.

After Safe Track began last week, they started monitoring commuter transit and determined that:

“If a natural disaster or terrorist attack occurred in the city, evacuation routes would face a crush of vehicles.”

Well, we all know that’s obviously the way it happens during an evacuation. Remember the Hurricane Rita traffic jam back in 2005?

Out of 113 deaths attributed to the hurricane, 107 were associated with the evacuation, where people perished of heat strokes, a bus fire, and the exacerbation of chronic health issues.

So although evacuation is always a nightmare, the limited Metro service could elevate that to crisis proportions. DC Homeland Security Director Christopher Geldart has issued a warning to residents (again, the emphasis is mine):

Everyone needs to dust off their evacuation plans, understanding Metro isn’t a reliable option over the next year.

“When we put more vehicles on the road– like an emergency happening in the middle of the day and everybody leaving at the same time– that’s going to cause backup and it’s going to take people a good time to get home,” Geldart said.

“It will take longer– much longer– than they are used to. So what we’re telling folks is, you need to have a plan with your family.”

The reasons behind these warnings to prep are nothing new, but…

Does the government know something that we don’t? Is there something big coming down the pipe?

Something so big that the government isn’t going to be able to manage the crisis to their own advantage?

Are they washing their hands of the responsibility they willingly took on when they created organizations like FEMA to “take care” of citizens?

While the reasons behind these warnings are the backbone of every good prepper’s philosophy, the fact that the government is issuing them is rather worrisome. It belies the “nothing to see here” philosophy that is the usual trademark and puts the ball firmly in the court of the US citizens.

Any prepper worth his or her roll of tinfoil has to immediately think that something is up when these types of warnings come out of the mouths of those who normally act like we’re enemies of the state. But here’s where a significant issue lies.

Maybe they know something is coming. Maybe they’ve organized what’s coming as a way to take greater control. But in the midst of the crisis, it doesn’t actually matter how the crisis got started. You just have to survive it.

While the thought that our own government could have been responsible for some of the most heinous acts ever committed on American soil is disturbing at the very least, if you find yourself caught up in a terrorist attack, my opinions on the culprit don’t matter and neither do yours.

All that matters in those minutes, hours, or the days of the aftermath, is surviving.

It doesn’t honestly matter HOW it happens. Whether it is an enemy attack, as in the novel One Second After, a government false flag in order to institute martial law, or a natural act, when a disaster strikes, what matters is your readiness to deal with it.
So what should we take from these warnings?

It’s imperative that you respond when the nanny government issues warnings to prep, but not from  a place of fear.

You should respond by getting prepared. Not in the government-recommended “3 days of supplies” kind of way, either. That’s for lightweights.

Ask yourself the following questions, and don’t just gloss over the answers, because these could potentially be matters of life and death.

  1. Do you have enough food and water to care for your family for a month with no trips to the store?
  2. Do you have a back-up sanitation plan in the event that you don’t have running water in your home for an extended period of time?
  3. Do you have a route if your area were to face a mandatory evacuation? Do you have a back-up route? Do you have a route that you could take if all of the main thoroughfares were gridlocked?
  4. Do you have a plan for grabbing what you need if you had to leave your home in 15 minutes from this very second?
  5. Do you have an emergency water filtration system? A secondary source of water?
  6. Are you prepared for a power outage lasting up to a month? Could you cook? Stay warm or cool?
  7. Do you have a plan for meeting up with family if a disaster strikes when you are separated? What if communication is down? What if you are away from home and need to get home?
  8. Are you fit enough to leave home on foot, carrying what you need to survive?
  9. Do you have family members with special needs or health concerns? If so, have you prepped to take care of these needs if you have no power and can’t get to the store or pharmacy?
  10. In a situation of civil unrest due to a lack of supplies, could you keep your home and family safe? Could you take care of medical emergencies on your own if no one was answering the phone when you dialed 911?

Well?

How did you do? Could you say yes to every question or do you have some work to do?

If you can’t answer yes to every single question above, you’re not prepared.

The scenarios above aren’t even the worst that a prepper could dream up. They’re all short-term emergencies of a month or less, and every single one of them is realistic.

I can cite a recent event for each and every one of them during which people most likely wished they’d paid more attention and planned ahead.

If you can’t say yes to those questions, don’t despair. Don’t feel hopeless.

Here’s what you can do.

You can get started right now. You can get prepped. Even if your budget is tight, if your family is not on board, or if you are assailed with doubts. You can get ready for not only possible, but likely occurrences.

Don’t start out prepping for a 30-year nuclear winter or other outrageous Doomsday Prepper-style scenario. Start out with the things that are the most realistic.

Look at the bad things going on in the world today and prepare for those. Start out with a week of preps and an evacuation plan and build up from there.

  • The annual hurricanes, blizzards, and tornadoes that hit the US
  • The likelihood of civil unrest in our volatile society
  • The possibility of a tainted municipal water supply
  • A personal economic crisis, like an unexpected expense or a job loss
  • A national economic collapse, like the one in Venezuela
  • A horrifying crime wave like the one in Europe due to clashes between Europeans and migrants

None of these events is unlikely. In fact, they’re all happening right now. Some in our own neighborhood. Some in other countries. But they’re all happening.

Start out with a week of preps and an evacuation plan and build up from there. Get a good comprehensive book, stock up on some long-term emergency foodcreate a water plan, and build a pantry.

Or, if you are really, really motivated and ready to up your game, make a genuine, accountable commitment to it.

Take a course like the one I’m teaching with Lisa Bedford (aka the Survival Mom). I can promise you that if you follow all of the guidelines in the Summer Prepping Intensive, you will absolutely be able to say yes to each of the questions above.

Whatever you do, don’t be paralyzed by fear. Don’t just blithely do nothing and figure it will all work out.

You have a responsibility to yourself and the ones you love to heed the warnings, watch the signs, and prepare accordingly.

Are you ready yet?
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U.S. Green Party Leader: Clinton Doesn’t Care About Palestinian Human Rights


Presidential candidate Jill Stein, the woman now heading the Bernie Sanders revolution, condemns damage being done by ‘war hawk’ Sheldon Adelson and says U.S. military aid to Israel should be contingent upon peace talks.

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  Jill Stein in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016.Bryan Woolston/Reuters

 

Taly Krupkin Jul 30, 2016 1:59 PM

WATCH: Bernie Sanders supporters walk out of the DNC, threaten to split the Democratic party
Sanders supporters obstinately unmoved by plea to support Clinton
U.S. Green Party presidential candidate backs Israel boycott movement

PHILADELPHIA – A new leader emerged victorious from the protests that overtook the city of brotherly love this week. And it wasn’t Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump.

Sanders has repeatedly called on his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton, yet the walkout staged by delegates and protests in Philadelphia shows that the “political revolution” promised by Sanders continues without him. Frustrated by events in the Democratic Party, some of the millions he inspired are looking for a new leader and filling the void is Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party of the United States. The Greens have traditionally been ignored by the media, but they might be about to shuffle the pack.

Unlike Sanders, who tried to avoid addressing the subject of Israel on the campaign trail, Stein doesn’t mince her words. In an interview with Haaretz, she reveals her stance on Palestine, U.S. military aid to Israel, Sheldon Adelson, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Two weeks ago, when Sanders first endorsed Clinton, Stein called on his followers to join her instead. It was unclear if they would heed her call. But as thousands gathered each afternoon near Philadelphia city hall this week, holding “Feel the Burn” banners yet chanting “Jill not Hill,” and accompanying her on a march across the city, it seems she succeeded better than anyone could have expected.

On Wednesday, an op-ed in The New York Times noted that if she manages to gather the support of at least 15 percent of the national electorate by September, Stein could participate in the presidential debate. This would introduce her to millions of voters and then, in a campaign where many are uninspired by the two leading candidates, “all bets are off.” (Of course, the same applies for the other “third party candidate,” Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party.)

As her fans chanted her name while listening to Princeton professor Cornel West – another Sanders supporter who defected to Stein’s camp recently – the Green Party leader shares her views on Israel and her vision for the U.S.-Israel relationship with Haaretz.

“There are forces in the United States that are supporting the darker forces in Israel – [people] like Sheldon Adelson, who has been supporting the Netanyahu government, subsidizing it by millions of dollars per month from what I understand,” says Stein.

“So it’s interesting that it’s sort of [this] predatory oligarchy around the world that’s fanning the flames of war. It’s completely unacceptable and unjust that a war hawk in the United States should be inflicting a militaristic policy on Israel. And he doesn’t even live there, so he doesn’t have to live with the consequences of the policy his money is promoting,” she adds.

Stein stresses she would change the Israel-U.S. relationship, especially those between the United States and the Netanyahu government. She would make U.S. support for Israel contingent upon Israeli negotiations with the Palestinians and ending the occupation. And unlike President Barack Obama, Stein would not allow Israel to receive U.S. military aid while ignoring American calls for a peace deal.

“With all humility,” she says, “I would say to the Netanyahu government that we are turning the page in the United States and are now creating a foreign policy based on law and human rights. That we are going to put all of our neighbors and all of our allies on notice that, in the same way we are turning over a new leaf, we expect them to turn over a new leaf – and that in the future, our support and subsidies will be contingent on supporting international law and human rights.”
Bernie Sanders fans have hitched their wagon to Jill Stein’s Green Party following his primary defeat to Hillary Clinton.John Minchillo/AP

She continues: “Home demolitions, occupation, assassination, apartheid – many of these things the U.S. government is also doing now, so I say this with all due humility: We need to lead the way, because in countries all over the world this kind of oligarchy is destroying us. We have all become the targets here; injustice anywhere has become a real justice everywhere. We must have a world made of principle that can do away with these needless wars and violations of human rights.”

Also unlike Sanders, who focused on domestic policy and economic inequality during his campaign, Stein is focusing on American foreign policy – especially the arms industry. Ex-Bernie followers who have crossed over to Stein have now switched their line of attack against the Democratic presidential nominee: Old slogans about Clinton’s supposed allegiance to Wall Street have been replaced with accusations of warmongering. “No one is more of a warmonger than Hillary herself!” Stein said at a Philly rally on Monday, to applause.

“Hillary does not recognize Palestinian human rights, she does not recognize it as an issue, and the Democratic Party refuses to take this as a cause. They will not even pretend to care about Palestinian human rights,” Stein tells Haaretz.

She believes American public interest in Middle Eastern issues is greater than ever, and that a desire for a change in foreign policy is one of the draws of her campaign.

“We’re all on the same small boat,” she says. “Right now, the boat is going down and we need to take our ship into our [own] hands – because it’s the foxes running the chicken coup for their own profiteering purposes, especially the weapons industry, which is deciding our foreign policy based on selling weapons and instigating conflict around the world.”

Stein dodges questions about her specific vision for Israel and Palestine, or her views on the two-state solution. Instead, she says it’s up to the people of Israel and Palestine to decide on the solution, while Americans can aid the local groups working on these issues.

“The good people of Israel and Palestine are getting together, in grassroots groups, for human rights, and we should support them in their attempt to get past this horrible gridlock that the United States has enabled. This is upon the people of Israel and Palestine, on the basis of human rights, to continue building confidence and find the way out of this.”

Eyeing her supporters, Stein says the U.S. presidential election, which has been especially unpredictable this year, might also bring new opportunities for Israel.

“We are watching the unraveling of politics as we know it, which creates tremendous opportunities,” she says. “There is a way going forward, and it’s time to stand up and demand it. We say, forget the lesser evil, fight for the greater good. There are enough of us that, the minute we stand up for our conviction, we have all the momentum [and] all the conviction we need to go forward.”

Taly Krupkin

Haaretz Correspondent
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.734180

 

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Can Spirituality Overcome the Oligarchy?


Occupy Protest Meditation-1Ethan Indigo Smith, Contributor
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“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” ~ Pericles

The Political Bottom Line

Everything is political, but firstly it’s biological. This is the concept behind my recent article on biological oligarchical collectivism. It’s simply a swift way of saying that, whether realized or not, our lives are influenced by politics, local and international, past and present — but no matter how important this is to understand, it is even more important to understand that despite the insidious infiltration of politics into every strata of human existence, we are still biological beings. No matter one’s political tendencies or ideologies, we need clean air and water and quality food in order to even begin to contemplate political and social objectives, let alone participate in the world.

Politics permeates everything in society. Politics is something we are immersed in. The people of Flint, Michigan, who cannot drink politics, realize this most directly. We are biological beings firstly, before we are social and political beings. It is only the rhetoric of government and corporations that leads us to prioritize our lives otherwise.

All the politicized, institutionalized, mechanized interaction between individuals and institutions stem from psychological and biological reasons and responses. Sometimes we may not understand our own biological reasons and responses because we live under the limits of our biology, using it to understand it. And yet we know it to be true from observation and experience. It is our biological fear response, for example, that is exploited by government for the political gains of war.

Indeed, every political problem stems from ingrained biological responses and, judging from the continuous institutional war on individualism and destruction of Earth mother, perhaps deep psychological pathology.

Political, Biological… Spiritual

As I said, everything is political but firstly biological… and originally, it is spiritual. Despite our deep primordial connection to the Earth, animals, plants, each other, the seasons, planetary bodies, and forces of the universe far greater than ourselves, the postmodern collective has gone astray, lacking spirituality, left hungry and distracted by the mechanics of institutional imperialism.

Many individuals, despite their spiritual origins and political predicament, never comprehend the spiritual or political stratum of existence. Many consider little beyond their biological needs. And this apathy to realms of reality beyond physical attainment, is the biggest problem we face, with the greatest shielding. The encroachment of politics on our biological and spiritual lives, and the majority’s apathy to it, is an unyielding dynamic in our society. This apathy to the actions of government actually perpetuates the problem, helping to embed the prioritization of political and corporate motives over our biological and primordial/spiritual needs as the status quo.

No matter the particular variation of government, this kind of politics eventually degrades to oligarchical collectivism — which serves only those in power — and ultimately, into biological oligarchical collectivism, which threatens our biological wellbeing in the process.

(For more on biological oligarchical collectivism, please see my recent article, Oligarchical Collectivism: The Institutional “ism” That Threatens Our Very Biology, or simply consider the politics that led to the ongoing health crisis in Flint, Michigan.)

What Would Jesus Do?

What is the solution? Well, let’s see… What would Jesus do? Now I don’t ask this in the Bible-pushing, monotheistic way that you might be accustomed to hearing. In fact, I openly reject monotheism — the religious doctrine that there is only one true “God” — as a form of institutionalization. Rather, I ask the question “What would Jesus do?” as a spiritual human who, like the Jesus archetype, appreciates the value of individuals and not institutions.

The bible’s Cleansing of the Temple narrative tells of Jesus expelling the merchants and money-changers from the Temple, accusing them of turning the Temple into a den of thieves, and declaring “My house shall be a house of prayer.” He went through an intense process of self-development and refinement. He became a teacher and healer, challenging the prevailing morality. Sound familiar?

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

The story of Jesus offers the solution to the problem of institutionalization we face today: the millennia-old dilemma of oligarchical collectivism, of prioritizing commercial over spiritual interests. Today, this is the political bottom line. No matter what is going on in the world, no matter the political agenda being pushed, we must perform the inner-work to develop and define our own consciousness. Refinement and healing of the Self is the first step toward individuation, which is the first step to being an empowered individual among power-seeking institutions… which is the first step toward changing the political bottom line. The next step is to teach and, when possible, contribute to healing others. As Jesus demonstrated, after one heals, one forgives and heals others. But we can only find this ability if firstly we have found healing for our Self.

At the Last Supper, as the story goes, Jesus told his disciples to remember his death. Yes, despite his apparently miraculous birth, Jesus told his closest friends, the night before he passed, to remember how he left this world rather than how he arrived — to remember his legacy of spiritual achievements, not his (miraculous) biological inheritance. Jesus developed himself and then focused on teaching and healing, as well as confronting the “den of thieves” — the political and commercial profiteers of his day. He confronted and called out the money changers and merchants, and the militaristic authorities, and re-asserted the value of spirituality. However the oligarchical power-seekers collectivized and subverted the spiritual aspects he advocated — and this was the final straw for Jesus.

The Remedy

Everything is political, but first it’s biological, and before that it’s spiritual. No matter if the oligarchies are armed with swords or depleted uranium missiles, as they are today, the solution to the ever-impending and ever-expanding nature of oligarchical collectivism is to be like Jesus — to value the spiritual over all else, political, commercial or otherwise. In order to counter the political bottom line we face today, we must become powerful refined individuals focused on teaching and healing. There are already so many healers and teachers in the world today who embody this “Christ consciousness”, working to counter institutionalization and politicization in peaceful manners, mainly by developing themselves and assisting others directly. In order to surpass the political bottom line that has persisted throughout history, we need to create a new metaphysical paradigm to replace it.

Whether one views the bible as allegorical or literal, the story of Jesus provides powerful lessons, and these lessons are more profound the better one is able to sift through the controlling layers of monotheistic, monothematic consciousness contained therein. Remember, Jesus spoke of no “true religion” but was simply a prophet of love, healing and justice. Be a lightworker, just as Jesus was. Confront and heal your shadow aspects and learn to work in the light. Develop yourself, teach others and stand up against the politics of oligarchical collectivism, which values power and the powerful over humans and humanity. Forget the dogma and the institutionalization, and focus on working in the light, no matter what. Refine yourself and then be yourself, as a healer and teacher, and peacefully confront the oligarchies — like Jesus.

Another important remedy to oligarchical collectivism is to think on different lines than the status quo and the majority. Most people see matters in terms of their own perspective or even selfish benefit, however the terms they think are to their benefit are often enough to their detriment — such as the example of commercial globalization, which provides people with cheap convenient access to resources and products but to the detriment of personal self-sufficiency, local economies and our environment, which are ultimately of detriment to people. Look beyond the perspective of the self, and the status quo of the majority, and allow the “Christ consciousness” to inform your thoughts and actions, in everything you do.

But, while the focus of this discussion has been the lesson of the Jesus allegory, the spiritual solution to our political bottom line can be found in spiritual teachings of all kinds. One of the most profound spiritual teachers, right up there with Jesus (as long as monotheism isn’t the focus), is Milarepa, one of Tibet’s most famous yogis and poets.

Milarepa is the Patron Saint of Tibet. Of all the amazing teachers and yogis, including Milarepa’s own teacher Naropa, Milarepa is the most honored of all yogis, and perhaps he himself is the very source of the ‘wise man on the mountain’archetype; the slightly strange yogi in rags, that resides atop the highest cave in the most secluded valley, awaiting seeker’s arrival with the answer to his question. Milarepa was primarily known for changing the world through his own enlightenment. He is further known for offering answers or understandings which were completely counterintuitive to the average individual involved, and in fact transcended the problems he was presented, rather than attempting to solve them with the kind of thinking that created them. This is the nature of spirituality.

The political bottom line, the solution to biological oligarchical collectivism, and the confinement of politics, is to work in the light, like Jesus, like Milarepa, and like so many countless other well-known and nameless healers and righteous rebels. Empower yourself as an individual, empower others and take on the institutional powers that are nefarious or exploitative. The solutions to political problems are spiritual practices. The solution to political institutionalization is to enhance your consciousness and become a lightworker, or a rainbow warrior, because the best way to contrast the institutionalization of the entire planet is to enhance consciousness individuation across the entire planet. The political bottom line is a spiritual one, the political bottom line is not religious oriented necessarily, but spiritual.

Politics is the highest social station of the lowest form of social thinking. It is not an ascended mode, nor is it made up of ascended people. It is just the highest operation of the lowest and most basic. The political bottom line, the way to empower individuals and disempower institutions is to be spiritual, and in some manner, or by every means at your disposal, rise above the highest operation of the lowest motivation. The political bottom line is to be spiritual.

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/07/13/can-spirituality-overcome-oligarchy/

‘Voice of God’ Weapon, ELF Technology & Mind Control : Dr. John Hall


September 19, 2013 Interview
David Knight welcomes to the Infowars studio Dr. John Hall, anesthesiologist and author of “Satellite Terrorism” to discuss the facts of the possibilities of Government mind control and Satellite harassment.

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Charles Ortel-Clinton Foundation $100 Billion Criminal Conspiracy ~ Greg Hunter


How much money has the Clinton Foundation raised globally? Wall Street financial expert Charles Ortel says it’s a “$100 billion criminal conspiracy” and goes on to say, “I think it is a disgrace. To put that number into perspective, depending on how you look at the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, that was either $40 billion to $60 billion. This is $100 billion, and maybe more.”

How much Clinton Foundation money actually makes it to charitable causes? Ortel says, “It’s impossible to tell from the filings. You are supposed to tell from the filings, and it’s impossible to tell. One of the biggest expenses in the recent period in the Clinton Foundation is for
Pharmaceuticals for supposedly fighting HIV Aids. If this were a well-run charity, you would provide a detailed breakdown of what pharmaceuticals by type and at what price. There is none of that disclosure. You don’t know if that pharmaceutical number is completely made up or not. You have no way of telling, and the auditors have never done their work. This is why I say this is a text book case study in global charity fraud. It needs to be exposed as such.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Clinton Foundation investigator Charles Ortel, who is also Managing Partner of Newport Value Partners.

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The CIA’s ‘Pokémon Go’ App is Doing What the Patriot Act Can’t ~ Corbett Report


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amashtweetby James Corbett
TheInternationalForecaster.com
July 13, 2016

Privacy advocates (that’s establishment speak for “normal human beings”) celebrated earlier this week as the House rejected yet another attempt to expand the Patriot Act’s snooping provisions. House Resolution 5606, better known by its Orwellian name, the “Anti-terrorism Information Sharing is Strength Act,” would have allowed Big Brother to access Americans’ financial information based on what the government deems to be “suspicious activity.” Given that the DHS has labeled such things as using binoculars, paying with cash, or even “appearing normal” as “possible terrorist activity” in the past (thus making pretty much every human being a possible terrorist), everyone can breathe a sigh of relief that the bill failed.

But don’t breathe that sigh too deeply, because exactly as that threat to privacy was being extinguished, another one was rising to take its place. It goes by the name of “Pokémon Go” and it is a so-called “augmented reality” game that allows users to capture, train and battle virtual Pokémon by chasing them around through real world environments with your smart phone.

pokemongoFull disclosure: Although I live in the land of anime and video games, I have never played any Pokémon games, watched any of the shows, read any of the comics or bought any of the toys associated with the franchise. I don’t know anything about it except for the name of that ubiquitous yellow Pikachu character. So if you are an out-of-touch fuddy-duddy like me, you may be surprised to learn that the “Pokémon Go” app, launched just one week ago, is the hottest thing on the planet right now.

To put into perspective just how popular this game is, it topped the App Store’s “Top Grossing” category within 24 hours of its release. Now, just one week out, it has been downloaded an estimated 7.5 million times in the US alone and is generating an estimated $1.6 million a day for Nintendo. But here’s the truly mind-boggling part: In just the first two trading days after the game’s release, Nintendo’s market value rose a staggering $7.5 billion. That’s right, folks, this is not merely a game, it is a phenomenon.

For those unfamiliar with “augmented reality” gaming, it’s a type of game where one tracks virtual characters or objects that appear on their smart phones through real world environments. The Pokémon Go game is prompting scores of people out into the streets to go chasing for wild Pokémon to capture.

It is also prompting heists, violence, hoaxes and hysteria.

pokemonilluminatiOn the more innocuous side, some restaurants and businesses are already trying to cash in on their proximity to spots with a lot of in-game activity. On the less innocuous side, robbers are now using “Lures” (which attract Pokémon to a certain spot) to lure gamers in to be mugged. One 19-year-old hunting for water Pokémon in a rural river ended up uncovering a dead body, one IT executive got fired from his job after an online Facebook tirade inspired by frustration at the game, and one YouTuber who was live streaming the game while out Ubering allegedly saw someone get murdered right in front of him…but that turned out to be a hoax.

If you’re wondering what’s going on here, you’re not the only one. It seems the internet is flipping its collective lid over this app as the line between gaming and the real world gets blurrier. But perhaps all of this pales in comparison to the game’s terms and conditions.

Firstly, the app requires an excessive amount of permissions on a user’s device, including the ability to read your contacts, find accounts on your device, and access your camera. The app even requires full access to a user’s Google account, which it can then use to read your emails, send emails from your account, browse your Google Drive documents and photos, etc. But apparently that’s just “a mistake” and will be “corrected soon.”

Secondly, the game’s privacy policy contains such gems as: “We may disclose any information about you (or your authorized child) that is in our possession or control to government or law enforcement officials or private parties.” What could go wrong?

But wait, it gets worse!

pokemonciaThe maker of the app? Niantic Labs. Never heard of them? That’s because until last year they were an internal start-up of none other than Google, the NSA-linked Big Brother company. Even now Google remains one of Niantic’s major backers. Niantic was founded by John Hanke, who also founded Keyhole, Inc., the mapping company which was created with seed money from In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital arm, and which was eventually rolled into Google Maps.

So yes, the Pokémon game currently taking the internet by storm (and scooping up all their data, including activities, movements and communications) was created by a CIA-linked businessman who gestated his company at Google.

Feeling safe yet?

As it turns out, the big, bad Big Brother Spies of the NSA and the DHS and the CIA don’t really need their Patriot Act powers, after all. All the powers-that-shouldn’t-be need to do is create a fun, shiny trinket for the people to play with and they will literally pay for their own surveillance.

Welcome to the “Matrix Economy,” where people pay to spy on themselves…and have fun doing it!

Huxley would be proud.

https://www.corbettreport.com/the-cias-pokemon-go-app-is-doing-what-the-patriot-act-cant/

Max Igan – Pokemon, Pornography and the Depopulation Agenda


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Universal Law/sovereign law trumps all others.

1. No man or woman, in or out of government shall initiate force, threat of force or fraud against my life and property and, any and all contracts Im a party to not giving full disclosure to me whether signed by me or not are void at my discretion.

2. I may use force in self-defense against anyone that violates Law 1.

3. There shall be no exceptions to Law 1 and 2.

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. – Plato

“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside.” – Rumi

 

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HSBC Global Head Of FX Cash Trading Arrested At JFK Airport ~ ZeroHedge


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A historic event took place moments ago when Mark Johnson, the global head of cash FX at HSBC was arrested at JFK airport for his role in a “conspiracy to rig currency benchmarks”, and specifically for frontrunning customer orders. He is the first person charged by the US in the ongoing FX rigging probe.

As Bloomberg reports, a “senior manager at HSBC Holdings Plc was arrested in New York for his role in a conspiracy to rig currency benchmarks, according to two people familiar with the matter, becoming the first person to be charged in the Justice Department’s three-year investigation into foreign-exchange rigging at global banks.”

The DOJ adds that Mark Johnson, 50, a U.K. citizen and U.K. and U.S. resident, and Stuart Scott, 43, a U.K. citizen and resident, were charged by complaint with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  Johnson was arrested last night at JFK International Airport in Queens, New York, and will be arraigned later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom of the Eastern District of New York

From Johnson’s bio:

Johnson is global head of foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC, based in London. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, he was founding managing partner and chief investment officer at Johnson Stewart Partners. Before that, he was global head of trading at Deutsche Bank.

More details:

Mark Johnson, HSBC’s global head of foreign exchange cash trading in London, was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday and is scheduled to appear before a judge in federal court in Brooklyn Wednesday morning, said the people, who asked not to be named because the case hasn’t been made public. He’s charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the people said.

 

According to Bloomberg, Johnson’s arrest comes more than a year after five global banks pleaded guilty to charges related to the rigging of currency benchmarks. HSBC, which wasn’t part of those criminal cases, in November 2014 agreed to pay $618 million in penalties to U.S. and British regulators to resolve currency manipulation allegations. HSBC, which still faces investigations by the Justice Department and other authorities for the conduct, has set aside $1.3 billion for possible settlements, according to an August filing.

 

Rob Sherman, an HSBC spokesman, and Peter Carr, a Justice Department spokesman, declined to comment.

From the DOJ complaint:

“As alleged, the defendants placed personal and company profits ahead of their duties of trust and confidentiality owed to their client, and in doing so, defrauded their client of millions of dollars,” stated United States Attorney Capers.  “When questioned by their client about the higher price paid for their significant transaction, the defendants wove a web of lies designed to conceal the truth and divert attention away from their fraudulent trades.  The charges and arrest announced today reflect our steadfast commitment to hold accountable corporate executives and licensed professionals who use their positions to fraudulently enrich themselves.”

“The defendants allegedly betrayed their client’s confidence, and corruptly manipulated the foreign exchange market to benefit themselves and their bank,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell.  “This case demonstrates the Criminal Division’s commitment to hold corporate executives, including at the world’s largest and most sophisticated institutions, responsible for their crimes.”

The full details, as revealed in the DOJ complaint, allege that in November and December 2011, Johnson and Scott misused information provided to them by a client that hired HSBC to execute a foreign exchange transaction related to a planned sale of one of the client’s foreign subsidiaries.

HSBC was selected to execute the foreign exchange transaction – which was going to require converting approximately $3.5 billion in sales proceeds into British Pound Sterling – in October 2011.

HSBC’s agreement with the client required the bank to keep the details of the client’s planned transaction confidential.  Instead, Johnson and Scott allegedly misused confidential information they received about the client’s transaction.

On multiple occasions, Johnson and Scott allegedly purchased Pound Sterling for HSBC’s “proprietary” accounts, which they held until the client’s planned transaction was executed.  The complaint alleges that, as part of the scheme, both Johnson and Scott made misrepresentations to the client about the planned foreign exchange transaction that concealed the self-serving nature of their actions.

Specifically, the complaint alleges that Johnson and Scott caused the $3.5 billion foreign exchange transaction to be executed in a manner that was designed to spike the price of the Pound Sterling, to the benefit of HSBC and at the expense of their client.  In total, HSBC allegedly generated profits of roughly $8,000,000 from its execution of the FX Transaction for the Victim Company, including profits generated from the front running conduct by Johnson, Scott, and other traders whom they directed.

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Also on Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve banned former UBS Group AG trader Matthew Gardiner from the banking industry for life for his role rigging currency benchmarks.  Gardiner used electronic chat rooms, with names including The Cartel and The Mafia, to facilitate the rigging of foreign-exchange benchmarks and to disclose confidential customer information to traders at other banks, the Fed said in astatement Tuesday. That matter is separate from the one involving Johnson, the people said.

Recall that DOJ unwillingness to prosecute HSBC was the ultimate catalyst that prompted former AG Eric Holder to admit that some banks are “too big to prosecute.” Perhaps with this arrest things are slowly starting to change.

Now, if frontrunning clients is officially an arrest-worthy offense, we can’t wait for the DOJ to unleash a crackdown on criminal HFT algos whose only purpose in “life” is to do just that.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-20/hsbc-global-head-fx-cash-trading-arrested-jfk-airport

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